whether your new year’s resolutions already feel like a distant memory or not, there’s no time like the present to commit to the change you wish to see when visualizing your career path. motivations for exploring new horizons are as varied as are individuals—from the hunger for new challenges, to the intrigue of new environments, to the inspiration of exercising new skills. refining your skill set and acquiring new credentials can help empower you to broaden your professional network and create stepping stones which will help prepare you to boldly take charge of your future.


not sure where to begin? with PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN at THE NEW SCHOOL’S OPEN CAMPUS, you can set your grand plans in motion with access to one of the world’s leading institutes for art and design—and the only one nested within the broader framework of a thriving, comprehensive university.

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with PARSONS AT OPEN CAMPUS, job seekers and re-skill/upskillers will gain exposure to a vibrant community of visionary leaders in their fields; extensive, forward-thinking curriculum specializing in growing skills that are increasingly in higher demand by potential employers, such as creativity, collaboration, leadership; and an expert network of academic and career development resources—online or on campus in the heart of new york city’s historic greenwich village.


offering a total of eight possible pathways towards certification in a variety of leading art, design and management fields, PARSONS AT OPEN CAMPUS provides learning options designed to work on the schedules of working professionals—without sacrificing breadth, depth or quality of instruction.



for example, the graphics & digital design certificate, offered on campus or online, draws upon tools and trends within the rapidly changing field of communication design. the program, a series of six-eight courses, fuses the study of graphic design, color, typography, and technology into a program that will enable both beginning and advanced students to immerse themselves in theory as well as practical application. students who complete the certificate not only master technical skills in programs such as adobe illustrator and photoshop, but also gain the advantage of developing their portfolio for professional advancement opportunities under the supervision of a seasoned industry leader.



for students eager to apply design-centered strategies to business contexts, the design leadership for business certificate provides new and innovative ways of leveraging creativity to effect positive change in the new economy. beginning with the fundamentals of design thinking and building to essential, forward-thinking courses such as design leadership and management and futures and foresight, knowledge gained from these courses can be applied to careers as diverse as healthcare, business, and international relations. of design thinking fundamentals, the first course in the series, students have said, ‘I’ve been trying to design hack my personal routines to make my life easier and more efficient, and it has been going well! I’ve also used design thinking at work to host a session for a client and work with them on storytelling and graphic representation. I’ve gotten great feedback at work for using these skills.



similarly at the intersection of design, business and technology, the digital marketing certificate at OPEN CAMPUS empowers students to appreciate the complexities and nuance of a rapidly growing field. whether you are a marketing professional looking to further enhance your expertise and keep you well ahead of the competition, an entrepreneur seeking to build a brand or differentiate your business, or a leader aiming to refine your broader marketing strategy, this rapid-paced online program will equip you with techniques, tools and strategic insights at insight for the industry.



make the most of a fresh infusion of motivation at the onset of the new year to take charge of your career progression by enhancing your resume with a certificate program from PARSONS AT OPEN CAMPUS. courses fill quickly and begin throughout the spring—seize the moment, register, and start the next chapter of your career.

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